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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 57 km E of Iwaki, Japan

Earthquake location 36.9874S, 141.5237WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Iwaki in Japan on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 16:33:25 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 16:33:25 / July 16, 2020 @ 4:33 pm. Unique identifier: us7000apr6. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000apr6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.88 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 141.5237° East, 36.9874° North, depth 34.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Japan (c. 127 288 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Hitachi, Takahagi, Kitaibaraki (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Iwaki (c. 357 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Hitachi (c. 186 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Kitaibaraki (c. 50 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Takahagi (c. 33 600 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Namie (c. 21 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km E of Iwaki, Japan. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 141.5237° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude 36.9874° North Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.88 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57 km E of Iwaki, Japan Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-16 16:33:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-16 21:58:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.698 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000apr6 Id of event.
Event Code 7000apr6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000apr6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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